Neptune is currently in Pisces located at 22 Pis 38' 58"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Neptune is Square The Sun

   Starts on Sunday, 11 December, 2022

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
neptune2023-06-30 21:07:00 UTC2023-12-06 13:23:00 UTCPisces
neptune2024-07-02 10:41:00 UTC2024-12-07 23:43:00 UTCPisces

As the farthest known planet from the Sun in our solar system, Neptune, the 8th planet’s astronomical description is entirely appropriate to its astrological. It’s the densest giant planet and it moves very slowly. In astrology, it rules Pisces and is considered the planet of deception, spirituality, illusion, and addiction. It’s not all bad, though- as with other things, the flip sides are the good sides and intuition, dreams, sensitivity, mercy and compassion also fall under its auspices.

Interestingly enough, you also can’t see Neptune without help and its discovery wasn’t by way of actually seeing it: it was actually found using math. Alexis Brouvard started to notice that Uranus was behaving a little funny so he shined a flashlight in its eyes- no no, actually, what happened was he noticed there were some changes in its orbit people hadn’t really expected. He recognized this was likely due to it being in close proximity to a planet they had yet to discover- and Urbain Le Verrier predicted a position that might explain this from there.

Then, in 1846, Johann Galle whipped out a telescope and went looking- and he found it within a degree of that exact position. Technically speaking, Galileo probably did discover it much earlier, but at the time he did so, he just assumed that it was fixed star.

Neptune is known as something of a reality altering influence- which probably explains why it rules drugs and addiction. That said: are all drugs bad? No, absolutely not. Is escaping reality bad? Have you SEEN reality lately? That said, it’s really kind of difficult to change a reality you cannot face- which is where the problem with Neptune tends to lay. It makes it a little more difficult to decipher facts when feelings are involved and the lies we tell ourselves often change our perception more than any mind altering substance could. Except for maybe mescaline. I’m pretty sure mescaline might beat out bullshitting yourself.

Still, there’s definitely something said for the power of hopes, dreams, and being able to see things in an almost naive light from time to time.

The Retrograde

We get one Neptune retrograde a year but it lasts for a little over 5 months. If you have had areas of your life where you’re not being quite as honest with yourself as you should be- you might be getting your cognitive dissonance thumped pretty hard. I have, however, seen enough of these cycles come and go to recognize that like all those types of things: cognitive dissonance thumped often just gets even stronger for it. Kind of a shame really.

What should happen, rather is that those things which obscure the truth, whether you did it or someone else does it clears away. Reality knocks, you answer the door- maybe sometimes this sucks, but ultimately, it beats continuing to believe something that’s simply not true.

Lies, no matter how many people tell them, no matter how much you try to convince yourself otherwise: are not the truth. Neptune retrograde is usually a time when the truth comes stomping on in and whether you sit down and look at it or not is entirely up to you.

Planetary Positions

07.12.2022 at 22:36:54 UTC

chart wheel
PlanetLongitude
The Sun15 Sag 47' 49"
The Moon13 Gem 13' 23"
Mercury01 Cap 31' 11"
Venus27 Sag 12' 52"
Mars16 Gem 12' 35" R
Jupiter29 Pis 08' 10"
Saturn20 Aqu 19' 24"
Uranus15 Tau 47' 42" R
Neptune22 Pis 38' 58"
Pluto26 Cap 57' 20"

Solar Status

BZ Status:-2
Proton Density:14.21
Proton Speed:467.5 k/sec
KP Status:3.33
TypeDec 8Dec 9Dec 10
Active35%25%20%
Minor40%10%1%
Moderate15%1%1%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT4.333.333.00
03-06UT4.673.003.00
06-09UT3.672.671.33
09-12UT3.002.001.33
12-15UT3.001.671.33
15-18UT2.672.001.33
18-21UT2.332.001.67
21-00UT3.002.331.33
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at low levels. Region 3153 (S16E02, Eko/beta), despite its size, continued to produce no significant X-ray flares. Some decay of its intermediate spots was observed but otherwise, it was unchanged. Regions 3155 (N22W55, Cao/beta), 3157 (N17E27, Cso/beta) and 3158 N24W25 (Cro, beta) were all stable in various stages of decay. Regions 3159 (N30E59, Axx/alpha) and 3160 (N26E66, Hsx/alpha) rotated into view and were numbered this period.
Solar Wind
The solar wind environment was at nominal levels until late in the period when conditions became enhanced from what is likely the CIR ahead of a negative polarity CH HSS. Density became elevated after ~0630 UTC, Bt reached a peak of 14 nT, and Bz reached -12 nT. Though, solar wind speeds remained below 400 km/s and the phi angle remained in a positive solar sector.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels. A peak flux of 2,250 pfu was observed at GOES-16 at 06/1630 UTC. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at background levels.